|—||Canada.||Australia.||New Zealand.||South Africa.|
|Per month.||Per week.||Per week.||Per month.|
|Cooks||…||$25–50||£1 5s.—£2||£1 10s—£1 15s.||£3–£7|
|General Servants||…||$15–35||£1 5s.—£1 15s.||£1—£1 5s.||—|
|Housemaids||…||$20–35||£1 5s.—£1 10s.||£1–£1 5s.||—|
|Home Helps||…||$15–25||£1–£1 7s. 6d.||£1–£1 5s.||£3–£5|
§ Rates of wages vary considerably from time to time and in different parts of the same country, and the figures given above are approximate only and intended merely as a general guide. The rates are in all cases exclusive of board and lodging.
§ 23. Sir NICHOLAS GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, with regard to the conversations he has recently had with the Minister of State for Public Works of Western Australia respecting a scheme
§ assisted to proceed overseas for employment in household work, and can he give particulars?
§ Following is the answer:
§ I would invite the hon. Member's attention to the "Handbook for Women who are thinking of Settling Overseas," published by the Oversea Settlement Department (Dominions Office) revised to 1st January, 1928, page 15 of which gives the following information regarding the average rates of wages of household workers in the oversea Dominions:
§ of colonisation there, if he will state what is the present position of the negotiations?
§ Mr. AMERY
The former Vice-Chairman of the Development and Migration Commission of the Commonwealth of Australia is at present in London with the object of negotiating a new development and land settlement scheme in Western Australia. Preliminary discussions have taken place, and I understand that the proposal will shortly be put before me, 13 but I am not at present in a position to make any statement.
Major-General Sir NEWTON MOORE
What area is it proposed should come under this scheme, and what is the rainfall?